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Keeping an eye on costs like any other business

Running a private investigator business is much the same as running any other small service business, says former police detective turned private eye, Michael Campbell. There are the usual overheads – vehicles, phones, etc. And, as with any other small business, there are the specialty costs. In Campbell’s case, there’s surveillance equipment, covert recording equipment and tracking devices.

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Waikato farmer’s trail cold

The family of missing Waikato dairy farmer Amanjeet Bains are still without answers as the three-month police investigation into his disappearance stalls. The 29-year-old third-generation Indian New Zealander was last seen by his family at his Morrinsville home about 12.30pm on April 18.

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Manager theft up 20pc in a year

Fraud is rife in the workplace, with tough times driving middle management employees to plunder company funds to fix their own financial woes. A report from tax and accountancy specialist PricewaterhouseCoopers says over 40 per cent of New Zealand organisations were victims of fraud in the last year, with the number of crimes committed by senior and middle management jumping 20 per cent.

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Burglars target family jewels in suburban crime spree

A ring of brazen thieves is taking jewellery boxes in a spate of daylight burglaries across Auckland’s poshest suburbs. Priceless heirlooms have been stolen from eastern suburb homes by opportunistic burglars, possibly working in pairs, who are targeting families new to the area.

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Private eyes favoured over police

Increasing numbers of Rotorua burglary victims frustrated by police responses are turning to private investigators to resolve crimes. Local investigators say calls from people inquiring about their services following crimes like burglaries are on the rise.

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Tom J Connell ‘Security Professional of the Year’

Recipient of the 2005, Security Professional of the Year award, Michael J. Campbell was born 1949 in Tekopuru, New Zealand. With his winning smile, great disposition and large collection of humorous hats and t-shirts… Michael quickly became an instant favourite meeting attendee. Michael was first introduced at the immensely successful 1998 WIN Conference, hosted by Winston Gregory in Canberra, Australia.

Millionaire guilty of ACC fraud

A high-school dropout who became a millionaire was yesterday found guilty of accident compensation fraud. A jury in the Hamilton District Court took 10 hours to find Ronald Frederick Donaldson guilty of 44 counts of defrauding ACC.

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